Our roots were planted in 1976, when H. Keith Brunnemer, Jr. co-founded First Charlotte Corporation — a fixed income broker/dealer servicing the institutional marketplace. First Charlotte Corp thrived and was ultimately sold to J.C. Bradford & Co. in 1991. After retiring from J.C. Bradford in 1994, Mr. Brunnemer was approached about starting a specialty broker/dealer with a focus on trading and selling odd lot corporate bonds to other dealers. Intrigued with the idea and hungry for a new challenge, he agreed to capitalize First Tryon Securities, LLC.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, First Tryon Securities, LLC is a regionally focused independent and privately -owned securities firm operating three primary business components, including Financial Advisory Services, Taxable Trading & Sales and Municipal Trading & Sales.
Our mission is to offer expertise and solutions delivered by an experienced, accessible and enthusiastic team that is passionate about providing superior customer service. Our highly qualified and knowledgeable professionals offer their clients a working relationship not found anywhere else in the region.
The firm is registered as a municipal advisor with both the Municipal Securities and Rulemaking Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition to the firm’s headquarters in Charlotte, NC, First Tryon also has offices in Gulf Breeze, FL and Jacksonville, FL.